|Genre: Horror, Psychos, Prison, Suspense, Cult Classic, Disturbing, Doctor, Mental Illness, Mental Institution|
Tagline: To avoid fainting, repeat: "It's only a movie..."
Plot: Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to come to the horrifying realization that the asylum is not as it seems, and that Dr. Masters and her patients may not be who they say they are!
The creatively-thinking director of an insane asylum allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions. When a new staffer arrives, the murder of the director leads to a full-scale takeover of the institution by its inmates.
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There's a few murders, a bunch of really boring dialogue and a big plot twist you can see coming a mile away. While the acting isn't bad and there's some moments of black humour; this slow starting psychological horror is just so damn boring!
Fans of "Last House" might like this gritty, sadistic film about what happens in an insane asylum when the shit really hits the fan.
Not much going on here. Don't bother unless you're into flicks with mental patients that eventually turn to killing, but even so, you won't see much of that here. 4/10
--FrighT MasteR (UHM)
| Directed by|
Scum of the Earth, Don't Open the Door!, Keep My Grave Open
| Written by|
The Crow: City of Angels, The Cure in Orange
|I think that people will either love it or hate it...the people who love it will enjoy it's brand of grindhouse suspense....the people who hate it will probably think that it's unbelievable or too dated, or write it off as just a no-budget piece of shit.Either way, if you surrender to it's faults, "Don't Look in the Basement" is one hell of a good time. |
--The ScareMaker (SlasherPool)